English Martyrs' Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Tel: 0116 2428880 | Email: emsixth@englishmartyrs.org

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COURSE INFORMATION

FINE ART

A Level

Students will explore a range of materials and techniques, experimenting and refining whilst developing their ideas, making connections to the work of other artists. They will need to be able to research and analyse the work of other artists with confidence, showing a fluent use of appropriate specialist vocabulary.

APPLIED SCIENCE

BTEC Level 3

BIOLOGY

A Level

Year 12: Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Biology , Module 2 - Foundations in Biology , Module 3 - Exchange and transport , Module 4 - Biodiversity, evolution and disease | Year 13: Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Biology , Module 5 - Communications, homeostasis and energy , Module 6 - Genetics, evolution and ecosystems.

BUSINESS STUDIES

A Level

What is Business? , Managers, Leadership and Decision Making , Decision making to improve marketing performance , decision making to improve operational performance , Decision making to improve financial performance , Decision amking to improve human resource performance

CHEMISTRY

A Level

Year 12: Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry , Module 2 - Foundations in Chemistry , Module 3 - Periodic table and energy , Module 4 - Core organic Chemistry | Year 13: Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry , Module 5 - Physical chemistry and transition elements , Module 6 - Organic chemistry and analysis

DRAMA & THEATRE ARTS

A Level

Theatre Workshop - Create a reinterpretation of a published text | Text in Action - Perform from a set text and a devised piece on the working methods of two opposing practitioners | Text in Performance - Candidates will study 3 contrasting plays from the perspective of an actor, designer and director

ENGLISH LITERATURE

AS Level

Explore different ways in which plays, short stories and poems can be read, connected and written about. Deepen your appreciation of Shakespeare, of American Dramas, of short stories, and of poetry written before 1900. Gain insight into the power of language, the influence of context and connections between texts from different times.

ENGLISH LITERATURE

A Level

Explore different ways in which plays, novels and poems can be read, connected and written about. Deepen your appreciation of Shakespeare, of modern dramatists and of poetry written before 1900. Gain insight into Gothic Literature, and into Literature published post-1900 and post-2000.

FRENCH

A Level

Communicate in French, building on the skills acquired at GCSE. Receive an invaluable insight into other cultures and societies through study. Access to online learning resources which can be used at home. Be able to read, understand and extract information from written passages in French. Listen and understand and learn to write essays and hold conversations.

GEOGRAPHY

A Level

So many of the world's current problems boil down to Geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them: Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources are just some of the great challenges facing the next generation.

HISTORY

A Level

AS: Paper 1- Breadth study with interpretations - Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin , Paper 2 - Depth study - The German Democratic Republic, 1949-90 | A2: Paper 2 - Themes in breadth with aspects in depth - Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1418-1603 , Paper 4 - Coursework - US Civil War - Why the North won

ICT

BTEC Level 3

An introduction into the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information. Students will study 4 units over the 2 years - Information Technology Systems , Creating Systems to Manage Information , Using Social Media in Business and Data Modelling or Website Development.

MATHEMATICS

A Level

MEDIA

BTEC Level 3

Develop the skills required in the Film production life cycle, including an understanding and ability to apply varying research techniques, communication and planning skills, technical skills, understanding of different shots and angles used in film, creative skills and the ability to edit to a high standard.

MUSIC

A Level

Perform, compose and listen - detailed study of different areas and styles, and includes specific set works by composers such as Classical symphony and some Jazz pieces.

PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

BTEC Level 3

Provide technical support to school productions. Each unit consists of a theoretical section that usually results in an essay on a particular topic and a practical section where the student researches, produces and evaluates some aspect of theatre or live performance often producing an artefact such as a prop or costume or an effect such as sound, lighting or make-up.

PHOTOGRAPHY

A Level

An exploration of the photographic medium from the technical to the artistic. Themes covered in the course are Street, Architectural, Close Analysis, Landscape, Interior and Personal Possessions Photography: the course also covers aspects of the technical principles underpinning digital image making. All work is IT based and is submitted and marked electronically.

PHYSICS

A Level

Year 12: Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Physics , Module 2 - Foundations in physics , Module 3 - Forces and motion , Module 4 - Electrons, waves and photons | Year 13: Module 1 - Development of practical skills in Physics , Module 5 - Newtonian world and astrophysics , Module 6 - Particles and medical physics

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POLITICS

A Level

Year 12: Unit 1 - UK Politics , Unit 2 - UK Government | Year 13: Unit 1 - Core Political Issues , Unit 2 - Non-Core Political Ideas , Unit 3 - Government and Politics in the USA

PSYCHOLOGY

A Level

You will learn the fundamentals of Psychology and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

A Level

You will learn the fundamentals of Psychology and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

SOCIOLOGY

A Level

Acquire the essential knowledge and understanding central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with a range of skills. Study: Education with method in context , Families and households , Beliefs in society , Crime and deviance , Theory and methods.

SPORT STUDIES

BTEC Level 3

Study: Anatomy and Physiology , Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

 
 
 
 

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